1. Prime Minister Gordon Brown was planning to announce a "recall" mechanism for MPs in 2008.
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4. Prime Minister Gordon Brown once bamboozled the interpreter when he used the phrase "naked short-selling" in a conversation with Nicolas Sarkozy.
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7. Prime Minister Gordon Brown tried to get Andrew Lloyd Webber to join his government as a cultural ambassador.
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9. Prime Minister Gordon Brown called for a debate to be held in the House of Commons on the future of the union in the event that the referendum was defeated.
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10. In 2012 Prime Minister Gordon Brown was named UN special envoy for global education.
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12. Prime Minister Gordon Brown had a strong interest in international economics; he served as the United Kingdom's governor of the International Monetary Fund and as chair of the organization's primary decision-making committee and was instrumental in brokering a European agreement in 2005 that would double foreign aid to developing countries.
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24. In 1980 Prime Minister Gordon Brown switched careers to journalism and became current affairs editor for Scottish TV, while rising in the Scottish Labour Party to vice chair and then chair by 1983.
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29. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has written several published works, including Maxton: A Biography, detailing the life of James Maxton, a Scottish politican of the Independent Labour Party, who died in 1946.
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35. Prime Minister Gordon Brown wrote a piece for The Independent supporting Clare's current environmental efforts on behalf of Sarawak.
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39. At the age of 49, Prime Minister Gordon Brown married Sarah Macaulay in a private ceremony at his home in North Queensferry, Fife, on 3 August 2000.
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42. On 22 April 2011 it was announced that Prime Minister Gordon Brown would be taking on an unpaid advisory role at the World Economic Forum.
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47. Prime Minister Gordon Brown resigned as leader of the Labour Party with immediate effect.
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48. Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced on 10 May 2010 that he would stand down as Labour Leader, with a view to a successor being chosen before the next Labour Party Conference in September 2010.
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51. Prime Minister Gordon Brown went to great lengths to empathise with those who lost family members in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
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52. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said in a letter published on 17 March 2008 that the United Kingdom would hold an inquiry into the war.
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59. Prime Minister Gordon Brown planned to set up an all-party convention to look at new powers for Parliament and to look at rebalancing powers between Whitehall and local government.
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62. Prime Minister Gordon Brown proposed moving some powers from Parliament to citizens, including the right to form "citizens' juries", easily petition Parliament for new laws, and rally outside Westminster.
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66. Prime Minister Gordon Brown was the clear favourite to succeed Blair; he was the only candidate spoken of seriously in Westminster.
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71. Prime Minister Gordon Brown worked as a tutor for the Open University.
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72. Prime Minister Gordon Brown served as Rector until 1975, and edited the document The Red Paper on Scotland.
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76. Prime Minister Gordon Brown was educated first at Kirkcaldy West Primary School where he was selected for an experimental fast stream education programme, which took him two years early to Kirkcaldy High School for an academic hothouse education taught in separate classes.
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78. On 10 May 2010, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced he would stand down as leader of the Labour Party, and instructed the party to put into motion the processes to elect a new leader.
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